The dust has largely settled on the transfer movement front, and some new national title contenders have emerged.
The Longhorns and Ducks have realistic Final Four aspirations after loading up on transfers.
- Miss. State adds touted transfer Brooks from UNC
- Mississippi State basketball plans 25% capacity
- Cancun Challenge tourney relocating to Florida
- Bill changing Mississippi state flag signed into law
ESPN's panel talks SEC recruiting, including Kentucky's lost year, the rise of Alabama and the dark cloud that has hovered over the league's recruiting exploits.
Jeff Borzello talked to anonymous coaches about the SEC men's basketball programs that have the most and fewest recruiting advantages.
A pair of men's college basketball blue bloods will enter 2021-22 with sky-high expectations.
Comings and goings in the transfer portal have shaken up the Top 25 for next season in a signifiicant way.
Mississippi State coach Ben Howland has signed former North Carolina forward Garrison Brooks as a graduate transfer after he had nearly 1,300 points and 800 rebounds in four seasons with the Tar Heels.
— D.J. Stewart Jr. made a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining to lead Mississippi State to a 68-67 win over short-handed Richmond in the NIT quarterfinals on Thursday night.
— D.J. Stewart Jr. scored 20 points, Iverson Molinar added 19 and Mississippi State defeat Saint Louis 74-68 on Saturday to wrap up the first round of the NIT.
— Jaden Shackelford had 13 points, Jahvon Quinerly added 14 off the bench and top-seeded Alabama blew out No. 9 seed Mississippi State 85-48 on Friday in a Southeastern Conference Tournament quarterfinal.
— Iverson Molinar scored eight of his 21 points in the final 3:07 to erase a five-point deficit and Mississippi State held off Kentucky 74-73 on Thursday in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
— Allen Flanigan scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and Auburn pulled away late to beat Mississippi State 78-71 on Saturday and give Bruce Pearl his 600th coaching victory in the Tigers' season finale.
— Iverson Molinar scored 18 points and D.J. Stewart added 14 as Mississippi State fended off Texas A&M 63-57 on Wednesday night.
— Jaden Shackleford scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half, and No. 6 Alabama beat Mississippi State 64-59 on Saturday night to clinch its first Southeastern Conference regular-season championship since 2002.
— D.J. Stewart Jr. scored 15 points, Abdul Ado had 11 and Mississippi State jumped out early and cruised to a 69-48 victory over South Carolina on Wednesday night.
— Iverson Molinar scored 17 points, Mississippi State picked up 36 in the paint, and the Bulldogs defeated in-state rival Ole Miss 66-56 on Saturday.
— Maxwell Evans scored 20 points, Scotty Pippen Jr. added 18 and Vanderbilt hit 10 3-pointers in the first half to jump start a 72-51 win at Mississippi State on Saturday.